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1  Xbox / Hardware / Re: Creating a USB to Xbox Cable on: November 01, 2009, 10:51:16 PM
unfortunately, that's the biggest problem is memory recognition. if uve got a relatively new flash drive, ur chances of it working are even slimmer. im using an OLD Kingston DataTraveler 128mb and its working alright.
2  Xbox / Questions / Re: No luck getting my Xbox to work (electrical problem?)... on: May 08, 2009, 06:35:55 PM
what about renting an xbox from blockbuster then switch the innards? would i be able to keep my flashed DVD rom drive or do i have to switch everything?
3  Xbox / Questions / Re: No luck getting my Xbox to work (electrical problem?)... on: May 03, 2009, 03:42:46 AM
buy a new xbox 360 and then Gut Swap. I did that once after i got the unfixable RROD at Best Buy and then said that the first time i booted the xbox, it had a RROD.
Gut Swapping Mini-tut
1. Buy a new xbox 360 from a store that has refundable returns (best buy usually)
2. Open the new xbox and to remove the Warranty Sticker without damaging it, use a hairdryer on it for like 30 to 60 seconds then, while applying heat, get some card stock and wedge it off without tearing it.
3. Take out EVERYTHING outta both and switch the cases so that your old xbox internals are in the new xbox you just bought.
4. Put everything back together again (don't forget to put the warranty sticker back on) and take the gut swapped xbox back to where you bought it and say that u got it Red ringed or that the first time you tried turning it on it was RROD.
5. Enjoy.

u sir are an evil GENIUS! i will do that, once i can afford to do so. thanks, much appreciated.
4  Xbox / Questions / Re: No luck getting my Xbox to work (electrical problem?)... on: May 02, 2009, 08:08:48 PM
i wanted to once again express my gratitude for the bolts and washers and the advice. i did the xclamp fix, with the thermal paste and everything. and i was thrilled when my Xbox 360 powered on after 3 months of the RRoD. but i guess catching a break doesnt seem to be in my future...
just shortly after i turned on the XB360 i wanted to celebrate with a few NFS:U races. much to my dismay, 5 mins into the game i get a red checkered screen. i thought it was just the burnt disc, so i changed games, but it seemed to be evident in every game i put in. to add salt to my wounds, i googled the problem and found that this checkered screen is actually the tell-tale sign of the graphics failure of the 360 and that the only fix is to purchase a new one. I REALLY hope i dont have to do this. i fear that i may have caused this myself when i was cooking the GPU after doing the xclamp fix. i was only for 2-3 mins and i had let it cool sufficiently before turning it on. but the point is that i hope that this problem can be overcome and i would be extremely greatful for any advice. thanks once again...
5  Xbox / Questions / Re: No luck getting my Xbox to work (electrical problem?)... on: March 30, 2009, 06:27:26 PM
@Boost
i must say that im very touched. i guess ive been away for too long that ive forgotten how compassionate some ppl can be on this forum. thank you. ive sent u a pm.

@Coburn
thanks for the fix.
6  Xbox / Questions / Re: No luck getting my Xbox to work (electrical problem?)... on: March 30, 2009, 05:10:29 AM
that does sound promising, otherwise, i'll have to fight with XBOX and if i happen to get a replacement i'll have to flash the damn thing again. this x-clamp thing. is it easy, i mean im not so technically inclined. ive got big fingers and im not so good at soldering. what's included, and will you be able to ship to canada? how much would it cost? thanks Boost.

p.s. i remember when ur avatar used to be that street fighter character, was it Ryu. i think so...
7  Xbox / Questions / Re: No luck getting my Xbox to work (electrical problem?)... on: March 29, 2009, 12:13:49 PM
Dude COBURN!!!! ur right, it worked. oh i was so dreading having to take it apart, but dude... oh yeah. its ultimate alliance time!
8  Xbox / Questions / Re: No luck getting my Xbox to work (electrical problem?)... on: March 28, 2009, 11:23:29 PM
awesome, a quick fix. i like it. thanks zzk.
9  Xbox / Questions / No luck getting my Xbox to work (electrical problem?)... on: March 28, 2009, 10:13:48 PM
hey everyone, recently it was my little brother's birthday and he wanted to watch Wall-E. so i acquired it as a DivX and i planned to run it from the XBMC and hook up the xbox to the downstairs TV. so i unplug everything and take the XB downstairs, and plug it up to the TV. however everytime i try to plug in the power cord, the thing shorts. well i dont know what happens, but the red button pops out. i tried pushing it back in but still it pops out. i tried diff outlets, even tried it back on the upstairs TV, but the problem persisted. i concluded that something must've shifted inside the XB, and probably knocked something loose. but the thing is that im not certain about any of this. so i come to u oh experts of modding and fixing thingies. before i open up the XB what should keep in mind to look for when im staring the innards? a particular wire, set of wires? i should probably note that the last time i opened the XB, i didnt screw the HDD holding tray back in. call it an oversight on account of laziness. i dont know maybe it caused something. any advice would be greatly appreciated.

P.S. if that wasn't a big enough problem, my 360 decides to RRoD the same day, and i have no idea how to fix it. can't even send it in to M$ cuz i bought it used from EB games, and that voided the warranty.
10  Xbox 360 / Tutorials / Re: Start to finish: An in depth guide to modding your 360 on: March 05, 2009, 11:46:47 AM
a really great tutorial. ive seen the xbox modding part before, but ive never seen the RRoD fix. props on that. question though. would this method work for any DVD-Rom drive? what about the Hitachi v.79 drives, i think that they require some hardware key or whatever...
11  Xbox 360 / Questions / Re: Real men go HARD! on: March 03, 2009, 02:02:24 AM
i took ur advice, and also factored in a little realism. turns out there's a bunch on dudes on the mod circuit ready to do some "surgery" that's quite affordable. now i know taking ur box to a mod shop goes against everything this forum stands for, lol, but i know when to admit that i can't do it by myself. so i took mine to a store and they did their little thing and kept the warranty seal and all intact. cost me CDN$30 and overall, im very pleased. ive been using no name brand disks and they've been working very well for backed up games. the only problem is that i need an HDD cuz replaying all the levels from Prince of Persia is getting a little too much, hehe. i figure when funds permit, ill get myself some other toys to mess around with but for now, experience is the way to go. too bad zzK doesn't live in my hood.
12  Computer / General Discussion / Manage THIS Download! on: January 26, 2009, 11:29:46 AM
hey there, i recently got internet in my apartment (super w00t) but my roommates voted for the router to be in the kitchen. when i bring my laptop to the kitchen, the speeds are super, but i do most of my downloading at night (MU happy hour premium) when my laptop is in my room. this is where the problem comes in because the internet is sporadic and cuts out many times. its usually not much of problem when i'm just surfing, but when downloading, if the internet cuts out, Firefox stops downloading and the file is prematurely completed. worst is that i can't resume, so i have redownload the file, spending my allotted download allowance, and i usually face the same problem of the internet cutting out once again. the same problem occurs with the MU Download manager. So my question is what's a good download manager, that I can just paste the links into and that i dont have to worry about prematurely completing the download in case the internet cuts out. thanks.
13  Xbox 360 / Questions / Re: Real men go HARD! on: January 12, 2009, 12:33:48 PM
yeah thats a better idea, lol. how long does it usually take XB to repair a RRoD, a month maybe?
14  Xbox 360 / Questions / Re: Real men go HARD! on: January 11, 2009, 09:43:09 PM
yeah, thats what im hoping for. and if i can find a RRoD'ed one thats still under the 3 year warranty, i can switch the drives (keep seals intact), mod mine, and send in the RRoD'ed one to M$. thus minimal work...
15  Xbox 360 / Questions / Re: Real men go HARD! on: January 11, 2009, 04:25:18 PM
ur right, most DVD drives are no solder flashable, but the hitachi ROM v79 isnt one of em. it needs a key in the form of a soldered PCB. im gonna see if i can find a RRoD'ed xb360 online with another DVD and switch it with mine.
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